...clearly visible from your villa: the peeling perfection of 'Backyard Rights', and across the channel, the legendary left Telescopes...


Mentawai Surf Resort

  - Boutique eco retreat for families and small groups

Your personal boat + driver on standby sunrise to sunset

View of the surf from your doorstep

Beach front villas

Bilou Sunset Beach Bar

High speed internet coverage 

Snorkeling on your doorstep

SUP and explore... 

Perfect for surfers and non surfers.

Have you been searching for an affordable Indonesian surf holiday for the whole family? Not keen on sharing a cramped space with 10 guys on a charter boat? Worried that you will be stuck the whole day on a Mentawai resort boat? You just want to do your own thing with 3 of your mates? What about that father and son trip you could never figure out? You wish you could have your own speedboat with personal guide? Welcome to Bilou Beach Villas, Awera Island, right in the heart of the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia! Here at Bilou you will come and go as you please, surf where you want, when you want... our area has waves for all levels. You own the experience! 

Our aim is to make Mentawais surf travel more affordable for families and small groups.....but with more freedom for surfing and adventures and in luxurious spacious beach front accommodation. We only have 4 villas at the resort, keeping the number of surfers down and the exclusive vibe of Bilou. Each villa sleeps 4 adults, has it's own kitchen, en suite bathrooms and private boat. Bilou Beach Bar serves dinners and ice cold Bintangs. Our white sand beach fringes a calm lagoon with safe family swimming, great snorkeling and fishing. Kids very welcome! Skateboard half-pipe now on Bilou."

Waves of Awera Island, the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

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Why Bilou Beach, Surf Resort Mentawais?

  • Awera has 7 waves, 3 - 15mins from Bilou

  • Your own private boat + driver

  • Surf sunrise to sunset

  • Surf on your own schedule

  • Waves for all levels

  • Perfect for surfers and non surfers

  • Beach front private villas, private cabana 
    and deck chairs and private beach'

  • "add on Bilou Package" or "Pay as you go " options

  • Good 4G internet coverage

  • 10 mins from the MENTAWAIS FAST FERRY DOCK - runs Mon Wed Fri Sun 

  • Just ✈ into Padang - we'll take care of the rest 

  • SUP's and Kayaks: use is FREE

  • Tau Pejat village is 10min by boat ​

  • We are an Eco Resort  - Learn more


Enquire about our early bird and family specials




This is when those SW and SSW swells consistently hit the Mentawais, Indonesia, arriving on their long journey from the low pressure systems in the Southern Indian Ocean 



World class surf with less people in the line up but not as consistent or big

DEC - FEB: LOW SEASON (closed Dec-Feb 2020/2021 maintenance)


"I had a wonderful holiday at Bilou Resort on Awera Island in Indonesia! I went with my surfer husband, and beginner surfer daughters. Lovely to have our own private villa and own boat.  Haven't had such a relaxing holiday for years..." Read More

- Judy de Villiers, Cape Town


“Bilou Resort has got to be one of the coolest spots I’ve ever been to! Beach villas were top notch island chic, super kitted out, running water, electricity.. the works! And the surf... despite us not having great swell..    -  we still managed to have some killer sessions even though the Mentawai swell was forecast to be flat! So many waves in the area, super close to the camp..." Read More

- Stanislaw Trzebinski, Malindi, Kenya


"Our trip to Bilou Beach Resort on Awera, Mentawais was arranged for a bunch of guys who all turned 50.  What a wonderful relaxing spot to surf, hang out, chill with the mates.  The beauty of Bilou is you go surf when the mood strikes you.  One evening myself and one mate took the little boat for a dash across the bay to see if there might be the odd wave.  We surfed cooking 3 foot lefts by ourselves until almost dark...." Read More

- Garth Pearson, Cape Town


"We arrived at Bilou Beach Resort for a 5 night stay in the Mentawai Islands, and were then due to head to another spot in Indonesia. After 2 nights we decided we were going nowhere else. Bilou is awesome, each villa has its own boat  which means your surf wherever and whenever you want. Gideon will get you into the best waves around...." Read More

- Nathan Farr, Queensland, AUS


"I had one of the best weeks of my life at Bilou Resort, Indonesia! Location is stunning and the surf, amazing - with minimal crowds! Couldn't believe how much there was to see and do on this tiny island. We had such a fun, relaxing time and absolutely loved the owners, such a lovely, friendly family..." Read More

- Megan Sims, Gold Coast, AUS


"What I liked about Bilou Resort in Mentawai Indonesia, is how you can set your own pace for all the sensory overload that's on offer... Surf when you want, snorkel when you feel like it, sleep all afternoon if that's your speed, or make a great meal at leisure with your mates......" Read More

- JP Rossouw, Hermanus, South Africa


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